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"We hooked up" no longer an option? [May. 31st, 2008|10:33 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I was just confirming a friendship on Facebook (yes, yawn) and the UI seemed different somehow, but I couldn't quite place it. Then I realized there were a few less checkboxes for how you know the person. I read them all but couldn't remember what was there before except "We hooked up".

What else disappeared? Is this part of Facebook trying to grow up and be more mass-market applicable?

Sorry, this is probably old news. I don't tend to respond to all my requests (image cropped due to browser height) and so just haven't noticed until now.

From: msirub
2008-05-31 06:16 pm (UTC)
now how will people know about all the random skanks i banged?
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-05-31 06:17 pm (UTC)
Apparently, when you get older they remove it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-05-31 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hah, that's fucking awesome if so.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-05-31 06:27 pm (UTC)
I noticed the lack of "looking for random play" a while ago
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-05-31 06:32 pm (UTC)
[X] Looking to settle down and start a family.
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[User Picture]From: kuteluvr
2008-05-31 06:50 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: stalk_her
2008-05-31 06:51 pm (UTC)
"took a course together" is gone and so is "met randomly" i use those the most often.
i will miss "hooked up"

Edited at 2008-05-31 06:52 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2008-06-01 01:31 am (UTC)

There are definitely less on mine than there used to be. I get the feeling that they're de-emphasising that feature altogether, since you have to click a lot more to get to it now. It never seems to display the bunch of options immediately when I accept a friend request anymore. I think they're promoting friend groups -- which are private to each user -- in its place.

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[User Picture]From: jahiel
2008-06-01 10:16 am (UTC)
A fellow straight male friend of mine who, incidentally, officiated at my wedding, used "We hooked up" when confirming our friend details. I was a little surprised, but decided WTF? Why not leave it as is? Let people think whatever they want to think.

Bummer that Facebook is getting more boring.

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[User Picture]From: chris
2008-06-02 02:54 am (UTC)
i don't think i'm alone in that I probably wouldn't ever check that option when it was true anyway.

in general though i tend to skip those all together. facebook sometimes seems like an experiment in how much personal info people will be willing to give up.
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